Posted: December 20, 2013
Buffalo dentist Dr. Larry Evola and the team at Forestream Dental wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. While it’s difficult—if not impossible—to avoid indulging in some extra sweets this time of year, it’s also important to consider your oral health; this doesn’t mean avoiding cookies, chocolates and candy canes, but it does mean remember to follow a good daily dental hygiene routine.
If you live in the Buffalo, Depew, Lancaster or Orchard Park, New York, areas and would like to schedule your dental exam or cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Evola, please call us at 716-656-8686. In the meantime, we offer these basic tips to help you and your family, er, brush up on maintaining good dental hygiene over the holidays.
During the holiday season, when traveling or bouncing to and fro between friends and family, it can be easy to forget your oral health. If you’re planning to travel, make sure you remember to pack the dental hygiene essentials: soft-bristled toothbrushes for you and your family members, fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA), dental floss and, if you desire, mouthwash.
Make sure you and your children brush your teeth at least twice every day followed by flossing at least once a day. Brushing and flossing are especially important after a meal or the consumption of sugary foods and drinks.
After brushing and flossing, you should rinse your mouth thoroughly with water; you may also wish to rinse with an antibacterial, anticavity mouthwash to flush additional lingering food particles and to freshen your breath.
If you’re a parent, it’s critical to ensure that children continue to engage in good dental hygiene over the holiday break. Kids are obviously attracted to the very foods and drinks that can be most harmful to their oral health, and that are so abundant this time of year. For additional information, please see our Pediatric Dentistry page.
If it’s time for your next checkup and teeth cleaning, or you would like to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, please contact Forestream Dental today. Dr. Evola welcomes patients from the greater Buffalo, Depew, Lancaster and Orchard Park, New York, areas.